NEAR DEATH - Girl survives river’s clutches as rains turn Nine Miles into disaster zone

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Victoria Johnson, still traumatised by a weekend of wretched weather, was unable to eat the food handed her by a neighbour in Nine Miles, St Andrew, on Monday. The 74-year-old clung to her doorjamb while remembering how the swollen Chalky River,…

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5-y-o perishes in Flankers fire

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Western Bureau: Tragedy struck in Flankers, St James, yesterday morning when fire claimed the life of a five-year-old boy as it destroyed a one-room board house in the New Road section of the community. The dead child has been identified as DeAndre…

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Gain for pain? - Pressure on Holness over Dry Harbour Mountains deal

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Holness administration is being accused of trading short-term gain for long-term degradation by overturning the denial of a permit by Jamaica’s environmental agencies for mining and quarrying in the Dry Harbour Mountains. Both…

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Grinch-like rains threaten Christmas price hikes

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Weeks of bad weather have left farmers like Tracey-Ann Thompson wondering whether hopes of a merry Christmas have been washed away by the October rains. Thompson moved from Kingston to Manchester just three years ago to cultivate her ambition of…

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Callaloo crash for festive season

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Four of the eight women who usually clean and shred callaloo at Farm Best Vegetables in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, were absent when The Gleaner visited yesterday. The company, which usually produces between 500 and 1,000 one-pound bags of the…

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Cold weather hits animals hard

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In an area of Lakes Pen, St Catherine, where livestock rearing is a major commercial activity for the farmers, The Gleaner encountered quite an eclectic mix of animals during a sojourn yesterday. Evidence of the heavy rains in recent weeks was all…

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News Briefs

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Higher water bills for Portmore customers Hundreds of householders in Portmore have been hit by a hike in water and sewerage rates after the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) approved an increase of 8.4 per cent for an annual price-adjustment…

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Tourism pioneer Joanne Jardim passes at 88

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Western Bureau: One of Guyana’s most respected tourism industry pioneers, Joanne Jardim, has passed away. Jardim, mother to local businessman Brian Jardim of Rainforest Seafoods, transitioned at their home in Montego Bay last weekend. The 88-year-…

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Smooth start to in-person teaching at Manchester schools

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Over 60 students from the Devon and Mile Gully primary schools in Manchester returned to their respective institutions today for the first time in months since COVID-19 forced the closure of schools for the face-to-face teaching pilot programme.

 

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Stocks Round Up | 25 stocks advance, 31 decline and 18 trade firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Tuesday again gaining ground, with an advance/decline ratio of 25/31. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 1,120.38 points or 0.30 per cent to close at 374,007.55 The JSE Main Market Index was up…

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